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Arkansas freshman QB Daulton Hyatt enrolled early in part because he wanted to add weight.

Hyatt is listed at a relatively modest 6-foot-4, 178 pounds. Already on campus and working in the strength and conditioning program, he should be able to add a bit of comfortable playing weight over the coming months. In December, he told SEC Country's Trent Shadid that "[the coaches] wanted me to make my own decision [on enrolling], but they did think that it would help me a lot and that it would be important for me to do." Hyatt ranks as ESPN 300's No. 148 overall prospect in the 2017 class.
Source: SEC Country
Feb 19 - 3:14 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline expects Arkansas DT Jeremiah Ledbetter to "turn in some eye-popping numbers" at the NFL Combine.

Ledbetter checked into the Shrine Game at just under 6-foot-3 and 281 pounds, with 34 3/4-inch arms. His camp is anticipating 40 times in the 4.7s and bench press reps in the mid-30s.
Feb 16 - 12:25 PM

Arkansas hired Atlanta Falcons defensive assistant/DB coach Chad Walker to serve as outside linebackers coach.

Walker had been on staff with the Falcons for the past two seasons. Prior to that stretch of NFL work, he served as a quality control assistant with Oklahoma from 2013-2014 and worked as defensive coordinator with Mississippi College from 2011-2012. In a statement, HC Bret Bielema said, "Chad’s name was brought to my attention by several different people on the pro and collegiate level that have worked with him installing a 3-4 defense. After meeting him and going through the interview process, I’m really excited to get him on the field working with our guys and helping us transform our defense."
Feb 11 - 1:24 PM

Arkansas hired New York Jets defensive line assistant John Scott Jr. to serve as DL coach.

"Over half of my coaching career has been teaching the 3-4 scheme," Scott said, "and I’m excited to implement the knowledge I’ve learned in the pro and college ranks at Arkansas." Scott, 41, had spent the previous two seasons with the Jets and has served in coaching stints with Texas Tech, Georgia Southern, Missouri State, Norfolk State and Western Carolina.
Source: USA Today
Feb 7 - 4:19 PM

Four-star JUCO TE Jeremy Patton committed to Arkansas but hasn't yet arrived on campus.

The No. 34 overall player on the ESPN JC 50, Patton must pass a few classes at Arizona Western College before he can become a Hog. He indicated late last month that he was on track to do so. If so, Patton would help shore up a depth chart that just lost Jeremy Sprinkle. "Patton certainly looks the part and should come in and be a nice complement in a two man rotation or heavy run scheme," ESPN noted in a scouting report. "Additional weight will help him hold up physically."
Source: Fox Sports
Feb 3 - 3:41 PM

Arkansas signed four-star 2017 S Montaric Brown.

Rivals' No. 1 safety prospect in the state of Arkansas, Brown will be staying home to ply his wares with the Razorbacks. ESPN 300 is the highest on him of the major recruiting outlets, slotting him into their master list at No. 185. The Worldwide Leader's scouting team writes that the 6-foot-1, 175-pounder "has the ability to make plays all over the field and is scheme versatile." They are particularly complimentary of his football intelligence. He also has a true speed aspect to his game -- should he get the ball in his hands, look out.
Feb 1 - 6:18 PM

Arkansas signed four-star 2017 CB Chevin Calloway.

HC Bret Bielema told ESPN that Calloway was the No. 1 corner on Arkansas' board. Calloway picked the Hogs over Texas and Nebraska. Ranked by the 247Sports Composite as the No. 17 cornerback and No. 143 player in the class, Calloway is a 5-foot-10, 180-pounder with a 4.45-second 40-yard dash time. "He closes on the ball quickly, and his high school film is littered with examples of him acting as a centerfielder and chasing down passes that receivers couldn’t even get near," wrote Alex Kirshner. "He can play in press coverage or as a de-facto safety in cover-2, cover-3, or cover-4 looks."
Source: SB Nation
Feb 1 - 11:46 AM

Four-star 2017 JUCO WR Brandon Martin signed with Arkansas.

The 6-foot-3, 205-pounder ranked No. 2 overall on the ESPN JC50. Martin began his career as a member of LSU's 2015 class, but academics forced him to the JUCO level for two seasons. "Big, fast physical. Looks great on the hoof," reads ESPN's recruiting profile. "Great feet. Good surge off the line. Can accelerate and take the top off. Is both explosive and fast given his stature. Long arms, quick hands and will extend and pluck. Excellent when contested. Works to get open. Difficult to handle one-on-one due to speed and physicality."
Source: ESPN
Jan 29 - 10:05 AM

Arkansas junior LB Dre Greenlaw underwent a successful surgery on his right foot.

This, according to Greenlaw's mother. Her son was plagued by foot issues in 2016. He missed the final six games of the regular season due to injuries to his hoof, then injured it again in Arkansas' Belk Bowl loss to Virginia Tech. He is expected to miss in the neighborhood of 10 weeks. At the very least, he will probably miss the early portion of spring practice, if not more.
Jan 26 - 6:02 PM

Arkansas redshirt sophomore QB Ricky Town transferred to Ventura College.

The former four-star prospect originally committed to Alabama before decommitting and signing with USC in 2015. The 6-foot-3, 214-pound Town transferred to Arkansas before that season even began, in August 2015. After a pair of years on the bench, he's on the move again. Once he plays out the 2017 season, Town will have two years of eligibility left for a potential return to the FBS.
Source: SEC Country
Jan 23 - 3:40 PM

Arkansas senior LB Khalia Hackett will transfer.

This was an easy enough one to spot if you were reading the tea leaves. Hackett was removed from the travel roster just three games into the 2016 campaign due to what HC Bret Bielema referred to as accountability issues. A former three-star recruit, the 6-foot-2, 223-pound Hackett ended up making just one start during his Razorbacks career.
Source: SEC Country
Jan 22 - 11:55 AM

Arkansas senior DE Tevin Beanum has retired.

Beanum missed time early in the 2016 season due to a personal issue, ultimately appearing in 10 games and recording 21 tackles along the way. He won't be returning next season. This is not a transfer situation, though, as HC Bret Bielema indicated that there is a chance that the 6-foot-4, 251-pound Beanum receives a medical hardship waiver which will allow him to remain on scholarship at Arkansas as he continues his education.
Source: SEC Country
Jan 22 - 11:49 AM

Arkansas OC Dan Enos received a raise and a two-year contract extension.

Enos has received a bump up to $800,000 for 2017 and will see his salary rise in each of the next two years on his extension. He is slated to make $850,000 in 2018 and $900,000 in 2019. The Razorbacks averaged 30.31 points last season even as they broke in a new starting quarterback (Austin Allen) and a new starting running back (Rawleigh Williams III).
Jan 20 - 7:41 PM

Arkansas received a verbal commitment from three-star 2017 S Kamren Curl.

Curl announced his commitment to the Razorbacks in a press conference at Muskogee High School (Oklahoma) on Thursday, saying, "They play in the SEC and the best college football is played there. I want to go play against the best so that I can be the best." The 6-foot-2, 176-pounder (formerly a Texas Tech pledge) opted for Arkansas over fellow finalists Ole Miss, TCU and Oklahoma. As for what he brings to the table on the field, ESPN notes that Curl is "a versatile, quick-twitched athlete with a high upside." They tag him as a potential "late bloomer." A redshirt figures to be in the conversation for 2017.
Source: Scout.com
Jan 19 - 6:23 PM

Arkansas promoted DB coach Paul Rhoads to defensive coordinator.

Rhoads takes over for Robb Smith, who accepted the defensive-coordinating position at Minnesota earlier this month. The 49-year-old Rhoads initially joined the Arkansas staff as DB coach last winter. Prior to that gig, he had worked as head coach at Iowa State from 2009-2015. He also has coordinating experience with Auburn and Pittsburgh. With Rhoads now guiding the Razorback defense in total, it is likely that Arkansas will shift from a 4-3 scheme to a 3-4 scheme for the 2017 campaign.
Jan 17 - 12:08 PM


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